First post, by tayyare
I have this PCChips M918 motherboard (version 1.2) and as expected it has soldered plastic bricks instead of cache. I want to change them with real cache so here are the questions:
- Although the fake chips are DIP28, the solder pads beneath are DIP32. I want to solder sockets in place but never managed to find anything like DIP32 sockets. Can I use 2 x DIP16 sockets instead?
- The cache jumpers are not there so they must be soldered in place, too, that's for sure, but what about the BIOS? As far as I can remember, fake cache motherboards have modified BIOSes to show the non existing cache as it was there. I searched the net and found a couple of BIOS dumps but I2m not sure about their contents. Can someone with an PCChips M918 (or an Amptron DX-9300 for that matter, both are the same)with real cache (I know there are some) can share a BIOS dump in here?
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